For the record, I have to say that being on the Atkins diet has been pretty painless. I mean, sure, I get the craves on sometimes. But I like how I feel. I haven’t had the usual heartburn troubles I’ve had in the past. I don’t feel all bloaty and swelly and my joints don’t have that annoying achy feel to them. And my clothes are slowly but surely getting looser.
I am convinced that High Fructose Corn Syrup is the devil.
I have made just 2 concessions with Atkins. Because I’m battling that yucky skin thing, I take a daily dose of cranberry juice and yogurt like medicine. And I gotta say, it’s working! My skin is improving to the point the infection is almost totally gone. Woo! I was just reading how some skin conditions can take several weeks, up to a year to get better. Because the juice and yogurt is so high in carbs, I try to stay carb-free on everything else I eat, and know what? I’m still in ketosis. That’s fat-burning mode for you folks not familiar with Atkins.
So when I weigh the carb-crave against the feeling-better thing, feeling better wins and I can shrug off the carbs. Also, I think I’m getting a little bit of Help, like I did with the quitting smoking thing. I still keep a ton of carbs in the house for the kids, and I’m not anywhere near as tempted as I thought I would be. Plus, it’s easier with both Darc and I doing it together. I’m not a short-order chef anyway so we all eat the same stuff. It works well.
And I have to say, that Black Forest yogurt from Yoplait is totally awesome stuff. Yum!